Archimedes' dimension of the circle: A view of the genesis of the extant text

@article{Knorr1986ArchimedesDO,
  title={Archimedes' dimension of the circle: A view of the genesis of the extant text},
  author={Wilbur Richard Knorr},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  year={1986},
  volume={35},
  pages={281-324}
}
  • W. Knorr
  • Published 1 December 1986
  • Physics
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Of all the works in the Archimedean corpus, none has been more widely studied from ancient and medieval times to the present day than the short tract on the measurement of the circle. It was cited frequently by the ancient mathematical commentators, was known in the Latin Middle Ages in translations both from the Arabic and directly from the Greek, and remains prominent in all general discussions of Archimedes' geometry to this day.1 The popularity of this work is easily understood. Its… 
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